Link October 2018 Volume 27 Issue 5 - Page 12

news Minda’s new precinct S outh Australian disability service provider Minda has officially opened the second stage of its $260 million Master Plan development at Brighton in Adelaide’s south-west. leading-edge technologies and living independently in his new one- a contemporary model of service bedroom apartment on Bonython delivery,” she said. Way at Minda Brighton with his two “The Master Plan for Minda Brighton was first conceived in 2007 and it has become a physical budgerigars in his apartment, Hamish and Jack. Having previously lived in some expression of person-centred of the old congregate dwellings at thinking. It reflects our commitment Brighton and in the community before South Australia, His Excellency the to become an intentional, mixed that, Chris said his new apartment is Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, officially community village, that draws on by far “the best”. opened the new accommodation and smart technology to ensure people lifestyle precinct. live as independently as possible Minda Patron, the Governor of President of the Board of Minda, without compromising on support. “My favourite thing is having space to myself,” Chris said. “Before the move I was really Susan Neuhaus, said the Master “The people we support now have looking forward to living in my own Plan is the biggest project in the far greater diversity of choice as to the place and being independent. The organisation’s 120-year history. type of accommodation they want to apartments are good because I’ve enjoy, with a range of one and two- got my own space, but there’s other represents a $95 million commitment bedroom apartments, shared three people around for socialising too. and includes a lifestyle precinct and four-bedroom community living offering a range of recreational options, and independent living units bit of the ocean, I can see planes facilities. We have also built 18 single- for people with high support needs taking off, I can see the Grand (hotel) storey houses and two three-storey integrated into the Master Plan design.” at Glenelg. Living here has made “Stage 2 of the Master Plan residential apartment buildings that combine the comforts of home with 12 Ray Davies, Cathy Miller, Janet Dixon, Nicolle Flint MP, Governor Hieu Van Le, Chris Bergin, Susan Neuhaus, Senator Rex Patrick and Michelle Lensink MLC. news Minda resident, Chris Bergin, relishes having his own space and “From my balcony, I can see a me happier.”